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Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Hopslam AleHopslam Ale

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

11,344 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 11,344
Reviews: 3,378
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 2,286
Gots: 2,459 | FT: 75
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: beernbbq on 04-14-2004

Starting with six different hop varietals added to the brew kettle & culminating with a massive dry-hop addition of Simcoe hops, Bell's Hopslam Ale possesses the most complex hopping schedule in the Bell's repertoire. Selected specifically because of their aromatic qualities, these Pacific Northwest varieties contribute a pungent blend of grapefruit, stone fruit, and floral notes. A generous malt bill and a solid dollop of honey provide just enough body to keep the balance in check, resulting in a remarkably drinkable rendition of the Double India Pale Ale style.
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Ratings: 11,344 | Reviews: 3,378
Photo of Jarnol21
4.7/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Couldn't get a whole lot on the smell but the hop taste was certainly there deceiving me. What an amazing beer for a 10% IPA I can't wait to get more of this next year. The honey makes this beer brilliant!

Photo of puftdank
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bferber
4.1/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of harsley
4.06/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ManBearPat
4.65/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cplonks
4.49/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mambajahamba
3.1/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Good beer if you want to get drunk, not if you want to enjoy getting drunk

Photo of Budah
4.94/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Josephjp
4.54/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cducap
4.11/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gregbarnhardt
4.95/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Meyers1023
4.86/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cassielxq
4.47/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IPAJ
4.94/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of maizeandblue93
4.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JakeMucha13
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TeachChefs
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Flamefireorange
4.43/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of antman27
3.49/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I was very excited to try hopslam but was not blown away ..Think there is why to much Hype I wont go nuts seeking it out next year

Photo of StoutFox
4.07/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IPA1978
3.96/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Meh... seemed overly sweet. Good but there are better.

Photo of shelt11
4.85/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This year's Hopslam is great!

Photo of chopp02
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If you are an IPA lover or Hops lover in general, this beer is an absolute MUST HAVE. I love IPA's and Hoppy beers in general and this one is the strongest I've ever had in that regard. But what makes this beer a 5 out of 5 for me is the addition of the honey flavor ... It is the icing on the cake and it's what really makes this beer DELICIOUS!

Photo of SpicyHippo73
4.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of MjBrewhouse
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 11,344 ratings.